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Mineral Potential Geoscientist

Location
Victoria, BC
Details
Full Time
A month ago

BC Public Service

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Victoria


Mineral Potential Geoscientist

 

An exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in this career building role

Salary $65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually

The Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division is responsible for developing and regulating the thriving, globally competitive, safe, and environmentally responsible exploration and mining sector, significantly benefitting all British Columbians.

The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) links government, the minerals industry, and communities to the province’s geology and mineral resources. The BCGS generates, disseminates, and archives British Columbia’s geoscience data to stimulate investment and provide knowledge to society’s decision makers for responsible land and resource management. The BCGS is a leader in public government geoscience, providing geological and geomorphological information to all through traditional reports, maps, and databases, which can be freely accessed online.

The Mineral Potential Geoscientist is an integral part of a team responsible for the development, operation, maintenance and enhancement of the BCGS geoscience databases and applications. This position focuses on using geoscience databases, applications, technology and emerging data science to develop and deliver dynamic and innovative mineral potential assessments in the province of British Columbia. The position provides deliverables and expert geoscience advice to government, industry, communities, and the public for land use decisions.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Bachelor’s Degree Geology, Physical Geography or closely related discipline and minimum 5 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mining, mapping, or other related geoscience, of which at least 2 years has been in Canada; OR
  • Master’s Degree in Geology, Physical Geography or closely related discipline and minimum 3 years’ experience in mineral exploration, mining, mapping, or other related geoscience, of which at least 2 years has been in Canada.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in numeric analyses, statistic, modelling and other advanced computation.
  • Experience and knowledge of mineral potential assessment methods and data requirements
  • Experience using GIS tools such as ArcGIS, FME, Manifold, MapInfo, or QGIS; spatial database systems such as PostgreSQL/PostGIS, SQL Server spatial, or Oracle spatial.
  • Experience supervising contractors and managing projects.

To learn more, including how to apply online by December 8, 2019 please visit:

https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/65129

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